Julius Dobos, Distinguished Lecturer, brings nearly two decades of professional experience as an award-winning composer of electronic and film music, sound synthesist and as an audio engineer to Cogswell's Digital Audio Technology Department. At Cogswell, he teaches various audio and music production-related courses, as well as advises students on portfolio projects, soundtrack projects and student initiatives. Additionally, he supervises audio production for Project X movies. Mr. Dobos' approach to education is heavily focused on delivering real-world knowledge and on the development of advanced skills used in audio and music production. All of his classes include hands-on work and professional-level projects.
Mr. Dobos started his piano studies at age five and was composing music at nine. He studied music production, audio engineering, composition and film score composition at various institutions in Europe, including the Weiner Leo Music School in Budapest, Hungary and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany. After working as a freelance composer and synthesist for Roland, he founded his original music production and publishing company, The Creative Shop, in 1998.
Mr. Dobos has released seven electronic and orchestral/electronic music albums, including the platinum-selling Connecting Images and the renowned Mountain Flying. He is the first Central-European composer of large-scale electro-orchestral music to receive international attention and has composed music for use in major motion pictures including, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Besides his original scores in a variety of feature movies, his work can be heard in television programs (such as DragonBall Z). He has also produced award-winning music for advertising, corporate films and for use in exhibitions and sound installations in the United States and Europe. Additionally he has produced music that features Grammy Award®-winning artists, engineered over a thousand music titles and mastered albums in a wide range of musical styles.
In his free time, Mr. Dobos enjoys photography, learning about Nature and the Universe and working in his state-of-the-art music production studio where he composes instrumental electronic music and explores the uncharted territories of melody and sound. To find out more about his philosophy and current projects, visit Mr. Dobos' website at www.juliusdobos.com.